THE SEVEN-POINT VISION for THE CHURCH
(At a Glance)
“Where there is no vision (revelation from God), the people perish (run wild; cast off restraint); but he that keepeth the law, happy (blessed) is he.”(Proverbs 29:18)
1 – Sabbath Worship & Fellowship
-Praising and thanking God in corporate worship and fellowship.
(Hebrews 10:25 & Acts 2: 42 & 47)
2 – Study of God’s Word
-Biblical instruction and Christian education.
(I Timothy 2:15)
3 – Spiritual Growth & Development
-Growing closer to God through the disciplines of prayer, fasting and meditation.
4 – Stewardship Accountability
-Glorifying God by responsible use of our temple/body, time, talents, and treasures.
(I Peter 4:10) (See also I Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:7-12)
5 – Seeking the Lost/Spreading The Good News
-Evangelistic outreach in seeking the lost, keeping the found; leading others to Christ.
6 – Service To The Church & Expanded To The Community
- The Servant Church (open seven days a week) in ministry and outreach for Christ.
(I Chronicles 4:10 & John 15:5)
7 – Social Action & Empowerment for Community Involvement
- Christian witness in the larger community as worldly issues impact the Church.
(Acts 1:8 & Hebrews 12:1-2)
“…and we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.” (Hebrews 12:1-2 CEV)
(Herein are the answers to the questions: What drives the Church? What do we do here at St. Paul?